Family Matters
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Family Matters

Parenting

The Magic of Parent-Child Attunement

It’s not always automatic

Photo by Ana Tablas on Unsplash

Many years ago, while writing a book on infant development, I found myself in a research lab, watching an unforgettable scene between a woman and her newborn baby. The mother’s face was right up against her child’s, and the baby was squirming, squinching, turning, clearly desperate to pull away. Yet the mother just…

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